Aly Nielsen is a staff writer and research analyst for MRC Business.
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Billionaire climate activist Tom Steyer has taken to doctoring his own biographical history to make himself seem more genuine.
In a Sept. 28, interview on MSNBC’s All in with Chris Hayes, Steyer told Hayes that his climate “conversion” happened a full ten years earlier than it actually did. Unfortunately for Steyer -- but fortunately for everyone who cares to know the truth -- he told a very different story in June 2014.
Famed TV producer Norman Lear came out as “a bleeding-heart conservative,” in an Aug. 1, Entertainment Weekly interview. But much like Lear’s shows All In The Family, The Jeffersons and Maude, it’s fiction.
Lear’s pet organization, People For the American Way, proves it. The group (which is both funded and led by Hollywood figures) claims to stand up for freedom of speech and religion -- two core tenets of America’s founding. In practice however, People For the American Way attacks nearly any group or person whose views don’t align with its progressive agenda.
Democrat Rep. Juan Vargas’s campaign incorrectly claimed a top CNN executive had given it a $1,000 contribution. The campaign now admits its error and has filed with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) to correct the mistake.
According to both FEC and OpenSecrets records, CNN’s Executive Vice President of News Standards and Procedures Richard Davis gave the campaign $1,000 in a donation listed on Nov. 4, 2014. The campaign now admits that isn’t accurate. Campaign Treasurer Nancy Haley stated on Sept. 18: “We realize a clerical error was made and we have corrected it immediately upon discovering the error and have fled [sic] an amended report with the FEC today.”
Bernie Sanders is polling better than Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire, while the liberal broadcast networks continue to downplay his extreme views.
A New Hampshire poll released Sept. 8, 2015, indicated Sanders had pulled ahead of fellow presidential candidate Clinton. The networks jumped to report the poll’s findings, but haven’t properly labeled Sanders’ political views in more than two months. The last mention was on NBC Nightly News on July 3.
Los hechos son más convincentes que las palabras. Tal como Jorge Ramos está perdiendo el debate sobre su equilibrio como periodista, las donaciones del comité de acción política (PAC por sus siglas en inglés) de la cadena, confirman que Univisión tiene el mismo problema.
Leave it to the Washington Post to spoil good news with climate alarmism.
Science and environment reporter Chris Mooney reported that a new study of trees concluded the world’s tree population was 7.6 times greater than previously estimated. The researchers calculate that there are more than 3 trillion trees on the planet, 2.64 trillion more than they’d thought there were.
Actions speak louder than words. Just like Jorge Ramos is currently losing the argument that he’s a fair journalist, his network’s PAC donations are confirming Univision has the exact same problem.
Though Univision Communications, Inc. -- Univision’s PAC -- talks about Latino voters as if it were nonpartisan, 87 percent of its political donations have gone directly to Democratic candidates. The PAC’s money comes from Univision employees and spouses, including large donations from Univision leadership. Glenda Martinez and Timothy Spillane, two high level executives, together donated $76,552 to the PAC since 2008.
Ten years ago, Hurricane Katrina made landfall in Louisiana, destroying homes, businesses, and claiming more than 1,000 lives. The networks saw Katrina as a harbinger of climate doom.
Hurricane Katrina was the 7th-most intense Atlantic hurricane on record, the third-deadliest in US history, and the most expensive at roughly $108 billion (including economic impact,). That was more than twice as costly as Tropical Storm Sandy, which hit New York and New Jersey in 2012.
The Canadian government is souring maple syrup production in Quebec, according to The New York Times.
Through the Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers, an agency, the Times referred to as a “cartel,” the Canadian government has seized control of 70 percent of the world’s maple syrup supply and turned the lives of Canadian farmers upside down.
Three years after liberal environmentalist Tom Steyer bullied Californians into not opposing the Clean Energy Jobs Act, the payoffs have failed to materialize. Steyer promised that the Act, which was little more than a tax hike on corporations, would create 11,000 new green jobs and raise $1 billion in revenue each year. So far it’s more than 30,000 jobs and $2 billion short.
The media have ignored the dismal progress of the California Act. Not a single network has discussed the Act’s failure, and the results have just begun to get attention after an August 17 Associated Press report.
Two liberal media groups are joining forces. CNBC reported on Aug. 13, that NBCUniversal has invested $200 million in the privately-owned digital media company Vox Media.
Vox Media Chairman and CEO Jim Bankoff told Squawk Box that the money would be going into building Vox brands, advertising capabilities, technology and infrastructure.
The liberal news media and many people expressed outrage over the trophy killing of Cecil the Lion, but calling for trophy hunting bans could actually hurt African lions.
According to The New York Times, conservation efforts in African countries could be severely crippled by the anti-trophy hunting sentiment that swept the United States in the wake of Cecil’s death.
While liberals and journalists love to hype income inequality to slam CEO paychecks and push for a higher minimum wage, a new SEC law shows liberal media CEOs are the ones the media should be criticizing.
On August 8, the Securities and Exchange Commission approved a new rule that requires companies to “disclose the ratio between their chief executives' annual compensation and median, or midpoint, employee pay,” according to the Associated Press.
The man called America’s “Boss of the Year” (at least, by ABC News) is facing problems, including a staff exodus, after giving a massive to boost to many of his employees’ salaries.
Seattle-based Gravity Payments CEO Dan Price announced in April 2015 that he would implement a minimum $70,000 salary for all his employees. Back then, ABC, NBC and CBS pounced on the story and praised Price.
In response to a series of incriminating under-cover videos from The Center for Medical Progress about the major abortion provider, organizations have been cutting ties -- or denying ties -- to Planned Parenthood. But where nonprofits are concerned, tax records keep the story straight.
Between 2010 and 2013, no fewer than 966 individual organizations donated to Planned Parenthood. Of those, 31 gave more than $1 million each during those four years, totaling $374,199,059. The seven highest donors made up $324.8 million of that.
$324.8 million came from top seven funders including Buffett, Soros, and Gates.
Actors criticize Bill de Blasio’s proposals to increase regulation on ride-sharing.
Liberal NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio recently called for a regulatory attack on ride-sharing company Uber. This set off actor Ashton Kutcher who criticized the mayor’s proposals on Twitter and Facebook calling this an example of “corrupt shortsighted politics” “destroying innovation.”
Berkshire Hathaway CEO increases already significant financial support of Planned Parenthood.
Another unconscionable skeleton was recently discovered in Planned Parenthood’s closet, thanks to undercover video.
The Center for Medical Progress released that video on July 14, 2015, exposing a Planned Parenthood executive explaining how the organization sells organs from aborted babies.